There’s no debating that the climate
in Jackson is changing, and when these changes happen, our homes
tend to show off any issues
such as drafty windows or caulking that needs to be addressed.
These aren’t great concerns, but they can affect
your home comfort and energy efficiency. There are normally
things that are relatively simple to take care of
as a homeowner, like proper shades for replacement
Believe it or not, shades on replacement windows may
help to save energy and probably save you money on
your monthly energy expenses. Proper
installation is key to realizing
the best benefit from shades, but you can maximize
those results by implementing seasonal adjustments in
the way you utilize your shades.
During Winter Months:
- North windows tend to receive
the least amount of sunlight, which means there
isn’t a good chance to gain heat, so leave the
- Replacement windows on the southern walls of
your home give you the best chance to offer you warmth within your home, so open your shades through
- Your east and west replacement windows can provide a little added warmth during morning
hours from the east and afternoon on your western windows.
During Summer Months:
While you may not commonly
think about the insulation that replacement window shades can provide, they might surprise you. If you see yourself as a homeowner who works to increase
your energy efficiency, shades on your replacement windows might
help you easily add something to the program. There are a number
of shades styles available at the Pella Windows and Doors showroom in
Jackson, so stop by some time to view
all of the options. Or, if you’d rather, give us a call at
307-733-0535 or set up an in-home consultation
with us using our online scheduler.
- The heat of summer isn’t conducive to energy efficiency, as it can cause your cooling system to
run more often. Ensure your replacement windows are closed and shades shut throughout
the day when summer temps rise.